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2004\03\19@042714 by Jonathan Johnson

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Hi everybody,

(there goes that little voice of doctor Nick Riviera again aaaarrggh ;-))))

I want to set up a mail server in house and have mail to certain mailboxes
automatically copied to another folder as it arrives.
Can anyone offer any tips or leads as to where to begin with this?
I've never set up a mail server before and thus am flying a bit blind.

also, does anyone here know of some software to do extensive logging of all
activities through a gateway. I was thinking that the firewall logs would be
a start but I need a bit more detail, pages surfed etc etc....even some
search terms to begin with would be a start.


TIA

Jonathan

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2004\03\19@043337 by Amaury Jacquot

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Jonathan Johnson wrote:
> Hi everybody,
>
> (there goes that little voice of doctor Nick Riviera again aaaarrggh ;-))))
>
> I want to set up a mail server in house and have mail to certain mailboxes
> automatically copied to another folder as it arrives.
> Can anyone offer any tips or leads as to where to begin with this?
> I've never set up a mail server before and thus am flying a bit blind.
>
> also, does anyone here know of some software to do extensive logging of all
> activities through a gateway. I was thinking that the firewall logs would be
> a start but I need a bit more detail, pages surfed etc etc....even some
> search terms to begin with would be a start.

procmail should be able to do this

>
> TIA
>
> Jonathan
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2004\03\19@043752 by Alan B. Pearce

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>I want to set up a mail server in house and have mail to
>certain mailboxes automatically copied to another folder
>as it arrives.
...
>also, does anyone here know of some software to do extensive
>logging of all activities through a gateway. I was thinking
>that the firewall logs would be a start but I need a bit
>more detail, pages surfed etc etc....even some
>search terms to begin with would be a start.

A Linux firewall running on an old PC should be able to do all this I would
have thought. It is something I am intending to set up to do most of what
you want when I get a broadband line at home soon.

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2004\03\19@072049 by Anthony Toft

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> I want to set up a mail server in house and have mail to certain mailboxes
> automatically copied to another folder as it arrives.
> Can anyone offer any tips or leads as to where to begin with this?
> I've never set up a mail server before and thus am flying a bit blind.

Procmail can do this, very easily, search for procmail forwards and
.forward files. It does mean you'll have a mail server so you'll also
need to read up about not setting up an open relay, and as you have the
control level, also look at spamassassin. I think from what you are
saying you probably need to read about fetchmail too.

> also, does anyone here know of some software to do extensive logging of all
> activities through a gateway. I was thinking that the firewall logs would be
> a start but I need a bit more detail, pages surfed etc etc....even some
> search terms to begin with would be a start.

Logging stuff  through the gateway needs a bit more definition as there
is quite a bit more than just pages surfed, but for your example a
search for proxy on http://www.apache.org should get you started.

BTW you'll also be able to use this machine as a NAT router, giving you
an extra level of security.

As an aside, I have exactly the above set up (and more) and am more than
wiling to assist in anyway, contact me off list...

Anthony
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2004\03\19@193812 by Anthony Toft

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I am resending this as it got bounced back to me and it doesn't appear
to have appeared on the list. This is not the first time that this has
happened.

Sorry if you all got this already...

> I want to set up a mail server in house and have mail to certain mailboxes
> automatically copied to another folder as it arrives.
> Can anyone offer any tips or leads as to where to begin with this?
> I've never set up a mail server before and thus am flying a bit blind.

Procmail can do this, very easily, search for procmail forwards and
.forward files. It does mean you'll have a mail server so you'll also
need to read up about not setting up an open relay, and as you have the
control level, also look at spamassassin. I think from what you are
saying you probably need to read about fetchmail too.

> also, does anyone here know of some software to do extensive logging of all
> activities through a gateway. I was thinking that the firewall logs would be
> a start but I need a bit more detail, pages surfed etc etc....even some
> search terms to begin with would be a start.

Logging stuff  through the gateway needs a bit more definition as there
is quite a bit more than just pages surfed, but for your example a
search for proxy on http://www.apache.org should get you started.

BTW you'll also be able to use this machine as a NAT router, giving you
an extra level of security.

As an aside, I have exactly the above set up (and more) and am more than
wiling to assist in anyway, contact me off list...

Anthony
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